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  • Two-year-old toddler enters record books for archery feat 4 days ago

    Vijaywada: A two-year-old girl archery prodigy Cherukuli Dalli Shivani from Vijaywada on Tuesday achieved a stunning feat by setting a new record and entering her name into the India Book of Records. Shivani, the kid sister of late Indian coach and international archer Cherukuri Lenin who died in a road accident...
  • Paralympic Committee forms probe panel 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Monday constituted a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the reasons for gross mismanagement at the ongoing 15th National Para-Athletics Championships. In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in...
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. For years, Saina has...
  • Sports Ministry shocked at apathy towards para-athletes 6 days ago

    The Sports Ministry expressed shock and concern at the apathy shown by the 15th National Para-Athletic Championship organisers wherein the participants have been denied proper accommodation at the event. ...
  • Para-athletes face official apathy, Sports Ministry promises action 6 days ago

    Taking a strong view of the shocking incident of differently-abled sportspersons taking part in a national event being put up at unfurnished and unhygienic accommodations, Indian Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday sought a report from the organisers and promised to take action within 24 hours. Sonowal said he has asked...
  • Cricket betting racket may have been worth Rs 4,000 cr: Enforcement Directorate March 20, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The international betting racket on the ongoing cricket world cup, busted on Thursday, could have involved transactions worth over Rs 4,000 crore a year, an official of the Enforcement Directorate said here on Friday. The ED arrested bookies Kiran Mala and Tommy Patel from a farmhouse near Vadodara city on...
  • IOTY 2014: In conversation with sports nominee Jitu Rai March 17, 2015

    At the Red Carpet of the Indian of the Year 2014, Asian and CWG Gold Medalist, Jitu Rai gives a message for newcomers in sports. ...
  • Live: Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    In a star-studded ceremony, CNN-IBN will declare the 'Indian of the year' on Tuesday. CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. This is the ninth edition of the...
  • Watch: CNN-IBN 'Indian of the year 2014' awards March 17, 2015

    In a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, CNN-IBN declared the Indian of the Year. CNN-IBN Indian of the Year recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. ...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for sports category March 17, 2015

    This category honors those who have taken Indian sports to the next level with their sheer brilliance and extraordinary achievements. By taking on the world and emerging victorious at the most competitive global arenas, they have won our hearts unconditionally. ...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyers challenge prosecution's right to appeal March 13, 2015

    Johannesburg: Oscar Pistorius's lawyers were in court on Friday to make a last-ditch attempt to stop an appeal that could see the fallen Paralympian hero face a stiffer verdict and significantly more time behind bars for the Valentine's Day's killing of his model girlfriend. Pistorius's defence argued in the South Gauteng...
  • Five men to face court over Chelsea fans' incident in Paris March 11, 2015

    London: British police will ask a court to ban five men accused of being involved in a racist incident from traveling to football matches. Chelsea supporters were filmed singing a racist song and refusing to let a black man on a Paris subway train ahead of a Champions League match against...
  • IOC mourns French athletes' death in helicopter crash March 11, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has mourned the death of three French athletes who were killed in an helicopter crash in Argentina on Monday. London Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, Beijing Olympic boxing bronze medallist Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among ten people killed when two helicopters collided...
  • Apple Watch prices from $349 to $17,000 demystified March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple unveiled its most-awaited new product, a smartwatch, at its Spring Forward event on March 9. While many are left scratching their heads if the Apple Watch will make any difference to the slow smartwatch industry where other manufacturers have already tried their hands, others are questioning Apple's...
  • ISL to introduce salary cap and player auction for clubs March 9, 2015

    Mumbai: The Indian Super League (ISL) will be introducing a player salary cap of Rs 20 crore for clubs for the upcoming second season of the franchise-based football tournament. Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL), the controlling body of ISL formed through a joint venture between IMG-Reliance and Star India, held its...
  • Former hockey champion now a street vendor March 1, 2015

    A special report on how DV Shakunthala, the winner of junior hockey women's title is now struggling to make a living. ...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyers to challenge appeal ruling February 24, 2015

    South Africa: Oscar Pistorius' lawyers will challenge a judge's decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the Olympic runner convicted of murder. Lawyer Brian Webber said on Tuesday in a statement that Pistorius' defense team has applied for permission to argue against Judge Thokozile...
  • Milkha Singh bats for sportsmen in policy decisions to revive sports February 22, 2015

    Jodhpur: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday held "politics and bureaucracy" responsible for the deplorable state of sports in India and voiced his support for incorporating in policy decisions.sportsmen "Our system is such that politicians and bureaucrats dominate sports scenario of the country and until this would change, nobody can...
  • Mo Farah sets new world indoor record for two miles February 22, 2015

    Mo Farah set the first world record of his glittering distance running career on Saturday when he established a new indoor two-mile mark in Birmingham. Britain's double Olympic champion at 5,000m and 10,000m produced a splendid individual tour de force at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix in the National Indoor Arena,...
  • 'If I were FM, I would allocate more budget for sports' February 21, 2015

    Karishma Asoodani, a second year student of mass communication in St Fransis college in Hyderabad, wants steps to be taken to improve sports facilities. She feels that schools and colleges do not have amenities and facilities to encourage students in sports. Karishma says, "I would allocate more budget in education,...
  • Tintu Luka shines on final day of National Games; SSCB emerge champions February 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick...
  • Deepika leads Jharkhand to recurve gold in National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Deepika Kumari steered Jharkhand to two team gold medals in the recurve archery events but stunningly missed out on an individual podium finish even as the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued to stay on course for a hat-trick of overall titles on...
  • National Games: Rajat strikes twin gold in archery, SSCB continue domination February 8, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rajat Chauhan stole the thunder from Abhishek Verma by bagging two gold besides a silver as India's Asian Games gold-medal winning members of the men's compound archery team squared off for two different outfits on the eighth day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Sunday. In the...
  • Indian Dressage League to promote Equestrian sport in India February 4, 2015

    Indian Dressage League (IDL) is an innovative and a heralding initiative taken to popularize the Equestrian sport in India. IDL undertakes a series of competitions for Dressage, in the city the rider resides or a nearby city making it convenient for the rider to participate and also making it financially...
  • WADA calls for tighter doping laws, information exchange February 2, 2015

    Berlin: More governments must pass laws criminalising doping and information exchange needs to increase between the pharma industry and anti-doping bodies as drugs are no longer a problem exclusive to sport, WADA President Craig Reedie has warned. In a statement, seen by Reuters, the World Anti-Doping Agency president said doping had...
  • I-League: Salgaocar beat Sporting 2-0 in Goan derby February 1, 2015

    Margao: Salgaocar found the back of the net once each on either side of the break as they defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 in a fourth round encounter of I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar scored their opening goal through Bikas Jairu at the stroke of the break in the second minute...
  • Dempo blank Sporting 3-0 in I-League January 27, 2015

    Margao: Dempo FC scored a fluent 3-0 win over 10-man Sporting Clube de Goa to earn their first win in the third round of the Hero I-League, played at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, here today. With today's win, Dempo have collected 5 points from 3 matches. While Sporting Clube de Goa, who...
  • HIL played a big part in Indian hockey's resurgence: Jamie Dwyer January 27, 2015

    Chandigarh: Legendary Australian striker Jamie Dwyer feels Hockey India League (HIL) has played a "big part" in the resurgence of the game in India, a country which has a rich history of eight Olympic gold medals. "The HIL has played a big part in the recent improvement of the Indian team....
  • I-League: Dempo FC, Sporting Clube de Goa looking for first win January 26, 2015

    Margao: Dempo FC and Sporting Clube de Goa will be looking to post their first win in the Hero I-League match when the two clash with each other at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Tuesday. With Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey, defender Haroon Amiri and midfielder Romeo Fernades nursing injuries, Dempo...
  • This Padma Bhusan award is dedicated to my students: Satpal Singh January 25, 2015

    India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal Singh was on Sunday ecstatic after he was named for Padma Bhusan award as he dedicated the award to "all his students" without whom it wouldn't have been possible for him to get country's third highest civilian award. "I am extremely happy and deeply honoured...